Bedfordshire League preview: Saturday, October 29

The Premier Division action this weekend sees current league leaders Caldecote hit the road to Lodge Road looking to defend their season’s unbeaten away ways when they are hosted by a Sharnbrook side that will be hoping to take their unbeaten home run up to four games.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th October 2011, 8:48 am

However, the game of the day on paper perhaps will come at Oakley Playing Fields, where Arlesey Town Reserves are the visitors to take on second place and still unbeaten this season hosts Oakley Sports. Yet don’t tell that to Shefford Town & Campton or Blunham who are due to clash at Rectory Road. The Town still unbeaten on home soil this season, whilst the visitors travel in search of their first away win of the season.

Another club on the road in search of their first away win of the season are Flitwick Town,they journey to The Carlsberg Stadium to be hosted by Dunton.

Whilst at Crawley Road, Woburn take on Wilshamstead.Plus over at Renhold Playing Fields, hosts Renhold United will perhaps be the favourites to collect the spoils when visited by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.

In Division One, action on The Green will see league leaders Ickwell & Old Warden looking to retain their 100% home record and season’s unbeaten ways when visited by bottom of the table Westoning.Whilst it’s a second v third clash at Cople Playing Fields, when 100% at home second place Bedford Sports Athletic receive a visit from Lidlington United Sports.

Currently sitting in fourth spot are Marston Shelton Rovers, for them it’s a trip on the road to Chaul End Lane to face a Luton Boys side that have been beaten just once on home soil this campaign.Whilst for fifth place FC Meppershall, now unbeaten in their last five outings, should be the collection of the spoils when they host AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves in Mowsbury Park.

Elsewhere, at Pirton Recreation Ground, it’s local derby action between hosts Lea Sports PSG and only beaten once on the road this season Henlow.Whilst Bedford Road Recreation Ground is the venue Meltis Albion head to looking for their first win in five outings against hosts Sandy.

The day’s other action in this division coming at Harvey Close, the venue where Caldecote Reserves defend their season’s unbeaten home ways against Kings AFC.

For the majority of the lower division sides the centre of attention this weekend falls upon action in the second round of The Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup.11of the ties being all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs. In those ties there are seven opportunities for a spot of giant-killing, the best chance perhaps falling to division four Bedford Park Rangers who journey to Jubilee Playing Fields to take on division three hosts Wilshamstead Reserves.

In the other five ties, four division two sides have the luxury of home advantage against lower division opposition.At The Warren, Elstow Abbey receive a visit from division three Riseley Sports. Whilst Sundon Park Rangers play hosts in Stockwood Park to another division three side Potton Town.

Elsewhere, for Queens Park Crecents, its home Mowsbury Park action against division four Dinamo Flitwick and Stopsley Park go into Luton Regional Sports Centre battle against division four travellers Shefford Town & Campton A.

However, two other division two sides will be hitting the road, M & DH Oakley to Hillgrounds for a meeting with division four Goldington Hammers and Co-op Sports journey to Steppingley Road to be hosted by division three Flitwick Town Reserves.

Amongst the other four all Bedfordshire County Football League clashes we find perhaps the tie of the day.When at Crawley Road,Cranfield United Reserves host Renhold Village looking to repeat their division three league victory over The Villagers of earlier this month.Whilst at Cutler Hammer, the all division four meeting between hosts Marsh Leys and Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves could go either way.

Meanwhile over at Stonefields, you would expect hosts AFC Turvey to make home advantage pay when Shefford Town & Campton Reserves come calling in an all division two clash, a comment that also applies to Goldington when they go into Mowsbury Park action against Kempston Hammers Sports in an all division three clash.

The remaining three Bedfordshire County Football League sides facing ties against opposition from The Luton District & South Beds League.Over at Keysoe Road, Thurleigh play hosts to St Joseph Reserves; in Hillgrounds, Royal Oak Kempston receive a visit from Farley Boys Reserves and Sundon Park Colts hit the road for a meeting with Square Rangers

Away from the County Cup, the division two league action is thus reduced to a programme of just two games. At Second Meadow,Clifton go in search of their first home win of the season when visited by Bromham United and just down the road at Groveside, Marabese Ceramics play hosts to a Great Barford side that are yet to win on the road this season.

In division three,the lone action comes at Greenfield Road.The venue for Westoning Reserves home clash with a Dunton Reserves outfit who travel in search of their first away point/points of the season.

Whilst division four action is made up of four games.At Whiston Crescent, Clifton Reserves play hosts to a Caldecote A side that are yet to win on the road this season and at The Bedford Hockey Centre, Bedford Panthers search out their first home win when called upon by Stewartby Village.

The other action coming at Horseshoes Close, the venue at which Dunton A look for their first home win of the season against Stewartby Village and in Hillgrounds, where Kempston Athletic entertain Sandy Reserves.

Action will then move on to Tuesday evening when Arlesey Town Reserves will be in Bedfordshire FA Trophy action away at Crawley Road against South Midlands League Division One high flyers Cranfield United. Kick Off 7.45pm.